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El Cafecito

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Calle Del Morro, Playa Zicatela, Puerto Escondido 71980, Mexico
+52 954 582 0516
06:00 - 23:00
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Always busy and popular with locals and visitors. It was fine. You get what you expect and no surprises. As a traveler, I like to discover new things and frankly this is just not that kind of place. Reliable, Mexican comfort food. Best veggie and fruit smoothies.

Thank L1964
Edmonton, Canada
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174 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Roaming along Zicatela you cant help but wonder what makes this place so popular? There was never a time it wasn't packed full, and often a waiting line to get in. So one day we decided to pop in for breakfast, not too long a wait, but not the best seating. However service is pretty good, considering the amount of... More 

Thank rvod
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a combination bakery and Cafe. Had both breakfast and lunch there. Everything I had was good especially the cinnamon buns. Great coffee and juices. There's a reason that it is always bustling!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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46 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friends and I had breakfast there once, the place is nice and the food is tourist friendly as us (mexicans) found the food lacking a bit of spice, anyway the food is great and it's not expensive

Thank Juanmanuel R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had a nice breakfast of homemade oatmeal with freshly squeezed orange and pineapple juice. It was very reasonable and the service was good.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Puerto Escondido, Mexico
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

El cafecito provides, good classic food (nothing fancy or interesting) served with good portions and fairly attentive service. It is best for breakfast or a late lunch.

Thank Junio60
Calgary, Canada
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As many of the reviews have already indicated, this really isn't your best choice for dinner. Stick with breakfast which was great.

Thank GlassGal14
Vancouver, Canada
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Almost always full, Mexicans as well as other tourists- I still can't figure out why. We went as a last resort one morning and both the food and the service were insultingly bad. Took hours for the food and I was sorry when it arrived cold and ugly. Even the " Mexican " dishes are unreal and terrible. The staff... More 

Thank suzannemowat
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went there several times for breakfast, large portions, very fast, inexpensive and authentic taste. You won't be disappointed.

Thank Karolyn H
Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cater to tourists which is a good thing. Can not go wrong on food and service. Fresh juices are amazing

Thank 000BARF

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$7
Mexican, Latin, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Del Morro, Playa Zicatela, Puerto Escondido 71980, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Oaxaca  >  Puerto Escondido
  • Phone Number: +52 954 582 0516

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?